Calendar - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc.


WWII History Reading Summer Camp
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors’ weeklong Summer Camp program alternates each year between Civil War and World War II themes. There are full-day (9AM-3PM) and half-day (9AM-12PM) options available. Lunch is provided for both options and an afternoon snack is provided for the full-day option. The camps are intended for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Tuition for the camp is $200 for the full-day option and $100 for the half-day option.

Students will engage in a variety of activities which will include, but are not limited to:

• Interaction with re-enactors, veterans and special guests.
• Hands-on experience with artifacts and reproductions from the museum’s collection.
• Tour of the museum’s extensive exhibits.
• Daily sampling of foods from the era.
• Listening to and singing songs from the era.
• Reading interesting stories, articles and working with Primary Sources.
• Arts and crafts activities
• And more!

Click here for the flyer and registration form.

Cancelled-National Senior Citizens Day
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Due to a conflict Soldiers & Sailors will be observing National Senior Citizens Day on August 12th instead of August 21st.

Free Admission for Senior Citizens age 55 & older.

More details to come!

Sep 19 – Sep 20 all-day

Join VVI as they raise awareness & remember all Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action. More details to come!

Oct 12 @ 4:31 pm – 5:31 pm
Vitalant Blood Drive
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Vitalant Blood Drive
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Postponed-The Greatest Generation: An American Oratorio – Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm


The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh presents The Greatest Generation: An American Oratorio, an homage to the American family at war.  This oratorio combines the popular tunes from the World War II era with new original compositions and arrangements.  With a libretto by Dan Kehde and original music and arrangements by Roger Ames with Elizabeth Bassine, the work includes classics from Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Arthur Miller, Cole Porter, and more!  From deployment to victory, this performance brings the trials of love and war to life in this musical odyssey.

Fill the Hill
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm


Join the Soldiers & Sailors team this Veterans Day and Fill The Hill!

With every $20 donation, a flag will be placed on Soldiers & Sailors’ front lawn, with a special illumination on Veterans Day.

Imagine a sea of stars & stripes from 5th Avenue to our front door throughout November for a month-long salute to service members!  Click here to make your donation.

Thank you to those who have sponsored a flag!

 Local companies will have the opportunity to sponsor a luminary that will light the flags on the evening of November 11th and help us Light Up The Hill for Veterans Day. Click here to learn more about sponsoring a luminary.

Thank you to those who have sponsored a luminary!

Vitalant Blood Drive
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Best of Vets Pittsburgh Award Show
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum and What A Veteran Looks Like are proud to present Best of Vets Pittsburgh, the first awards show of its kind in the region. Best of Vets Pittsburgh honors and recognizes those who are doing the most to support our military and veterans of Western Pennsylvania, the largest veteran population in the Commonwealth.

Categories Include: Community Collaborators, Leadership Excellence, Mental Health Champion, Advocate of the Year, People’s Choice, Squad Suffragette, The Buffalo Soldier and The Proud Award. Click here for descriptions of each category.

Nominations are open October 4th through October 30th, so click here to nominate the veteran or service member of your choosing for consideration. Voting begins November 1st, and the awards show will be livestreamed on November 8th.